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As Virginia lawmakers continue to debate how to pay for transportation projects in the state, Fairfax County officials fear the loss of $300 million that is slated to help pay for constructing the Silver Line to Dulles.
Senate Democrats and most Republicans have united to approve an expedited roadmap for expanding Medicaid in Virginia provided the federal government allows numerous cost-containment reforms.
After several weeks of debate, maneuvering and preliminary votes, Virginia legislators have one last chance to make a deal to fix the state's crowded, and sometimes crumbing roads and bridges.
Nine local governments in Northern Virginia would be allowed to impose an income to pay for local road projects under a bill advancing through the legislature. Local opponents liken the measure to legislative surrender as the state continues to struggle to fund transportation.
Efforts to allow Virginia schools to open before Labor Day and a repeal of the so-called 'Kings Dominion' law have effectively died in the General Assembly.
Votes Tuesday by which the House of Delegates passed HB2313, the transportation funding reform bill, on a vote of 53-46 with one delegate not voting. Delegates are listed alphabetically according to their party and their vote. A yes vote is for final passage.
The House of Delegates has passed legislation that would assign letter grades to public schools in Virginia just as teachers grade students from A to F.
A Senate committee has backed a two-year moratorium on the use of drones by police and government agencies.
State workers, public educators and Virginia's disabled are big winners in House and Senate budgets advanced Sunday by the budget-writing committees of Virginia's General Assembly.
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